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Brake Safety Day: Unannounced inspections park nearly 1,300 unsafe trucks and buses

Photo: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Greenbelt, MD — A recent, unannounced inspection blitz of trucks and buses resulted in 14.1% of those checked being placed out of service for brake-related violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced June 22.

On April 27, CVSA inspectors examined 9,132 commercial motor vehicles in the United States and Canada. The Brake Safety Day inspection took 1,290 CMVs out of service for brake violations.

The event was part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake, conducted in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, and Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation and National Guard.

CMV inspectors throughout North America will perform announced and unannounced brake system inspections Aug. 21-27 during CVSA’s annual Brake Safety Week, part of Brake Safety Awareness Month.

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